Manners (poem by me)

Adults taught me it's impolite
to discuss thoughts on religion;
They said it could start a fight
or cause a friendship to end.

Even if I duct-taped my mouth,
My eyes would scream and shout,
For every Christian has a mission 
to fulfill the Great Commission. 

"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the 
Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything 
I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” 
—Matthew 28:19-20
*Draw Near is now accepting poems for Blessed Creation: A Christian Poetry 
Collection. Details here: Call for Submissions.

Blood Stains (poem by me)

Sometimes they ask me why
I must stand and testify
No one understands
Crimson blood stains my hands.

Christ hung on the cross in shame
Now His name is above all names
That’s why I traveled to distant lands
Crimson blood stains my hands.

Give me courage by Your Spirit
So I speak and do not fear it
Until Your kingdom expands
Crimson blood stains my hands.

….And because of me, you will have to stand before rulers and kings to tell about your faith.  But before the end comes, the good news must be preached to all nations. -Mark 13:9-10

© 2016 Kim Bond

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